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Wool Skater Dress

BQ030
(Was $208.00 ) now $166.40

Still a sound investment, our willing Italian wool worker looks the business in new Magenta and Bright Blue. You might even wear this on the weekend.

  • Outer 97% wool 3% elastane
  • Lining 100% polyester
  • Dry clean only
  • Flattering fitted shape through bust and waist with a full skirt
  • Elbow length sleeves
  • Length finishes at knee
  • Full body lining
  • Tiered panel skirt
  • Concealed side zip
  • Stab stitch detailing throughout
  • Imported
Body Measurements  (inches)
US24681012141618
Bustup to 3232-33½34-35½36-3737½-3939½-4141½-4343½-45½46-48
Waistup to 2525-26½27-2828½-3030½-3232½-3434½-36½37-3939½-41
Hipup to 33½33½-3535½-3737½-3939½-4141½-4343½-45½46-4848½-51
Garment Measurement  (inches)
 2 PET2 R4 PET4 R4 L6 PET6 R6 L8 PET
Front length353835¼38¼41¼35¾38½41½36
Chest circumference343435½35½35½37373738½
Waist circumference27½27½29292930¾30¾30¾32¼
Hip circumference36½36½38½38½38½40½40½40½42½
Hem circumference95959797098¾98¾98¾100¾
Sleeve length10½12¼10¾12½12½1112½12½11¼
 8 R8 L10 PET10 R10 L12 R12 L14 R14 L
Front length39423739½42½404340½43½
Chest circumference38½38½40½40½40½42½42½4545
Waist circumference32¼32¼34¼34¼34¼36½36½38¾38¾
Hip circumference42½42½44½44½44½474749¼49¼
Hem circumference100¾100¾102¾102¾102¾105105107½107½
Sleeve length12¾12¾11¾131313¼13¼13½13½
 16 R16 L18 L
Front length41¼44¼44¾
Chest circumference47¼47¼49½
Waist circumference41¼41¼43½
Hip circumference51½51½54
Hem circumference109¾109¾112¼
Sleeve length13¾13¾14

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great design (11)
  • Well made (10)
  • Comfortable (8)
  • Durable (8)
  • Practical (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wear to work (9)
    • Night out (5)
    • Special occasions (5)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        50% 

        (4 reviews)

        Feels too large

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Classic dresser (8)
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Style driven (6), Comfort driven (5)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    4.0

    Lovely cut, seems well made

    By DM

    from US

    About Me Casual Dresser

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Great Design
    • Practical
    • Well Made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Wear To Work

      I've only worn it once but it is comfortable and a nice cut. I wish the sleeves were three-quarter length rather than right at elbow. The skirt is done very well.

      • Age:
      • 45-54 yrs old
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too large
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Comfort Driven
       
      4.0

      Loved it, but...

      By LauraB

      from New Hampshire, USA

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Great Design
      • Practical
      • Well Made

      Cons

      • Not For Broad Shoulders

      Best Uses

      • Night Out
      • Special Occasions
      • Wear To Work

      After reading several reviews and using the size predictor tool, I ordered a US size 6 (UK 10). Unfortunatly, when I tried it on, it fit great except for across my shoulders (typical problem with English clothing for me). The next size up would be too large for me everywhere else so I had to return it. Beautiful dress and very well made though.

      • Age:
      • 35-44 yrs old
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Style Driven

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Glad I splurged

      By Elle in Cali

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Classic Dresser

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Great Design

      Cons

      • Dry Clean Only

      Best Uses

      • Night Out
      • Special Occasions
      • Wear To Work

      I'm so impressed with this dress. It is even better in person. The pink is so vibrant and the wool is very light weight. I was pleasantly surprised by the lining in the bodice. It adds something special that you don't see a lot these days in clothing. The waist is a little bigger than I'd like, but nothing a seamstress/tailor can't fix for me. My one complaint is the neck hole is a bit tight. Either that or my head is really big. LOL

      • Age:
      • 35-44 yrs old
      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Style Driven

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Runs Big

      By Tiffany

      from Elizabethtown

      About Me Classic Dresser

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Great Design
      • Practical
      • Well Made
      • Wrinkle Resistant

      Cons

      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

        This dress is very well made, love the fabric and the stitching. The pink is a gorgeous color. I purchased a size 4L and my only complaint is the dress runs big. I am swimming in it. I weigh about 110 but needed the length. But, the 4 is so big I don't even think a 2 would fit. I decided to take the dress to my seamstress for her to take it in. This dress needs to have a slim fit in the bodice to keep it from looking too matronly.

        • Age:
        • 25-34 yrs old
        • Sizing:
        • Feels too large
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Style Driven
         
        5.0

        Amazing!

        By Karen

        from Seattle

        About Me Classic Dresser

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Great Design
        • Practical
        • Retains Shape
        • Well Made

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Night Out
          • Special Occasions
          • Wear To Work

          This dress is amazing. So fun to wear, swoopy, comfortable and fabulous looking. LOVE IT

          • Age:
          • 45-54 yrs old
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Comfort Driven
           
          4.0

          Great for work!

          By Jay

          from Phoenix, AZ USA

          About Me Classic Dresser

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Great Design
          • Practical
          • Well Made

          Cons

          • Dry Clean Only

          Best Uses

          • Night Out
          • Wear To Work

          Got the black as a basic staple in my wardrobe. This is a nice dress made of nice material, however I wish there was some stretch to it for ease of getting the dress on and off. The side zipper does help. I did require minor tailoring to tighten the fit in the upper portion, but well worth the purchase!

          • Age:
          • 35-44 yrs old
          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Style Driven
           
          4.0

          I would recommend this product

          By ClassyLassie

          from South Carolina

          About Me Classic Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Great Design
          • Well Made

          Cons

          • Long Bodice

          Best Uses

          • Night Out
          • Special Occasions
          • Wear To Work

          I am 5'2" 128lbs, definitely larger on the bottom than the top half (35 bust 40 hips!) I ordered the size 6R based off my measurements and because I wanted the skirt to fall below my knee ( I was afraid the petite would be too short -and it would have been) but of course it was too big in the top as the darts fall a little under where they should fall and it is very roomy in the bodice and arms. So, just know if you are pear shaped you will either need to get it a little tighter in the hips(go down a size) or go with your regular size and just get it altered on top like I am going to attempt! Overall, it is indeed a beautifully made dress and will look adorable with heels or flats and be a nice color change for fall/winter!

          • Age:
          • 25-34 yrs old
          • Sizing:
          • Feels too large
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Comfort Driven

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Beautiful, high quality dress

          By Snow White 79

          from Fort Lauderdale

          About Me Classic Dresser

          Pros

          • Classic
          • Great Design
          • LADYLIKE
          • Well Made
          • Wrinkle Resistant

          Cons

          • Poor Fit

          Best Uses

          • Special Occasions
          • Wear To Work

          This dress is a beautiful, high-quality item. The wool is lightweight and doesn't wrinkle easily. The dress is lined in the bodice and skirt, and the lining is anchored to the bodice nicely. There is a line of top-stitching around the neck, down the front seam, and around the waistline. For those who are acquainted with top-of-the-line wool garments, it looks like pick-stitching but it is machine done. The pink is bright but not neon, a true pink with a hint (just a hint)of purple. It will not date quickly, in my opinion. Now, for the downsides: I am petite, 5'2", and measurements 33-24-34. After many attempts with Boden petites I have come to the decision that they are just not petite enough for me. As others have stated, the quality is great but the bodices are too long and the dresses are too wide. All this was true of this size 2P dress. However, it was such a nice dress I decided to take it to my seamstress. She is going to raise the dress 1/2", which requires removing/reattaching the armholes and removing the side zipper. She is also going to take it in almost 2 inches at the back seam and sides, actually creating a seam through the skirt where it lacked one previously in order to put a zipper in the back. (Basically cut the dress up the back.)(Note: the side zipper was a problem, and made it hard to get over my head even before she pinned it.)She will have to take out the pick-stiching around the collar. The front darts will be raised as well. Finally, she will hem the sleeves by about an inch. Unfortunately the side bust darts were cut, so they could not be removed and raised. Note to Boden: please, please don't cut the darts when you are designing dresses! It makes it so difficult for those of us who are trying to make your product fit unusual sizes! That seems like an outrageous amount of work to make a dress fit, but it is very unusual to find such a nice dress, with sleeves, in a beautiful fabric. I am hopeful it will be lovely! Boden, please consider making one more size on the small end of your petite line. I think you will find there is demand for it! We petite girls love our clothes and they are hard to find.

          • Age:
          • 35-44 yrs old
          • Sizing:
          • Feels too large
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Style Driven

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful. Comfortable. Packable.

          By Carol

          from Vermont, USA

          About Me Classic Dresser

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Great Design
          • Practical
          • Well Made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wear To Work

            Wool dresses can sometimes be so heavy, but not this flattering Skater. I travel a lot, and this dress will nicely fit into my suitcase for work, after work, and even for special occasions. Well done, Boden!

            • Age:
            • 45-54 yrs old
            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Comfort vs Style:
            • Comfort Driven

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Elegantly Feminine

            By AI gal

            from Connecticut USA

            About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Design
            • Invisible Side Seam
            • Over Stitching
            • Well Made

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Am To Pm

            I chose Magenta US10L/ 5'8" and am totally thrilled. Great value and a great addition to my collection of "little black dresses" !
            Think Jackie O style.
            The dress is elegant and comfortable. The fabric is a beautiful wool with great attention to detail as in invisible side sipper, over lay stitching usually found in couture collections.
            I feel elegantly feminine wearing this.
            Good job JB.

            • Age:
            • 55-64 yrs old
            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Comfort vs Style:
            • Comfort Driven

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